Finnie Presnell

Brief Life History of Finnie

When Finnie Presnell was born on 5 May 1920, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, Oliver Jerome Presnell, was 41 and her mother, Mary C. Hicks, was 41. She lived in Shawneehaw Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Mocksville, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 2005. She died on 25 January 2005, in Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in William R. Ward Cemetery, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Oliver Jerome Presnell
Mary C. Hicks
Harmon Cutler Presnell
Keziah Ida Presnell
Filmore Presnell
Beulah Ellen Presnell
George Dewey Presnell
Finnie Presnell

Sources (5)

  • Finia Presnell in household of Rome Presnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Unknown, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Finnie Presnell Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Priestnall, a habitational name apparently from a lost or unidentified place or places called from Middle English prestene (a weak genitive plural of prest(e), pri(e)st ‘priest’) + hale ‘nook’. This surname is rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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